mistranslation

noun
mis·​trans·​la·​tion | \ ˌmis-tran(t)s-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce mistranslation (audio) , -tranz- \
plural mistranslations

Definition of mistranslation

: a mistake in translating : an incorrect translation … suffers from a number of repetitive mistranslations that leave readers with a misleading understanding …— Lynn Ginsburg et al.

First Known Use of mistranslation

1651, in the meaning defined above

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“Mistranslation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistranslation. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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